[Subtype characteristics of the surface antigen of hepatitis B in different regions of the USSR].

@article{Grannikova1977SubtypeCO,
  title={[Subtype characteristics of the surface antigen of hepatitis B in different regions of the USSR].},
  author={S A Grannikova and E. V. Rusakova and P Z Budnitskaia and V. M. Koroleva and T M Lorinskaia},
  journal={Zhurnal mikrobiologii, epidemiologii, i immunobiologii},
  year={1977},
  volume={10},
  pages={
          97-101
        }
}
A method of preparation of subtypical antisera to two determinants of hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs Ag/ay and anti-HBs Ag/ad) is described. The test system obtained was approbated on 1400 antigen-positive sera collected from blood donors and patients suffering from acute and chronic virus hepatitis in various geographical zones of the USSR. HBs Ag/ay proved to prevail (84--100%), HBs Ag/ad was distributed irregularly--from 16% in the European part of the USSR to 0--4% in the republics… CONTINUE READING

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